Protestors will tomorrow demonstrate outside the premises of an Edinburgh letting agent accused of exploiting tenants by offering “sham holiday lets”.
Published 16 May 2019
Landlords are abusing Airbnb-style "holiday let" contracts to evade their responsibilities to tenants, some of whom are staying in their properties for up to 10 months or more, according to a damning new report.
Published 2 May 2019
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has demanded “urgent action” from local authorities to tackle the shortage in accessible housing and has also joined a campaign to ban winter evictions.
Published 17 April 2019
Campaigners are calling on the Scottish Government to support major changes to prevent tenants being “forced into poverty by sky-high rents” after a survey pointed towards huge public support for the action.
Published 11 April 2019
Local members of Living Rent and Wyndford Residents Association have agreed to merge and relaunch as Wyndford Tenants Union.
Published 25 March 2019
Scotland's "unworkable" Rent Pressure Zones should be urgently replaced with a system of "proper rent controls", according to a new report.
Published 20 February 2019
Scotland’s largest student organisation has joined with Scotland’s only tenants’ union to demand a ‘winter break’ to forced evictions.
Published 24 January 2019
A union for tenants in Scotland will hold a national day of action on Saturday demanding the Scottish Government implements a ban on evictions during the winter months.
Published 14 December 2018
A coalition of renters unions across the country staged a demonstration against banking firm Natwest on Saturday over its “discriminatory” buy to let mortgages.
Published 26 November 2018
Housing provider Serco has said it will “pause” issuing lock-change orders to tenants refused asylum in the UK ahead of a court challenge following pressure from campaigners, charities and housing associations.
Published 7 August 2018
Campaigners have demanded that ministers order an official state inquiry into Scotland's ‘sex for rent scandal’ amid claims thousands of women are being targeted by predatory landlords, The Sunday Herald has reported.
Published 4 June 2018
Partick Housing Association has denied claims by Living Rent that the tenants’ union won a promise of “massive rent reductions” in one of the Association’s block of flats.
Published 22 December 2017
Tenants’ union Living Rent has launched a campaign to outlaw winter evictions in Scotland in a bid to prevent deaths of people who are homeless.
Published 15 November 2017
Activists from the Living Rent tenants union joined tenants of Partick Housing Association last week to demand immediate action on the ever increasing rents.
Published 24 October 2017
The private rented sector (PRS) has tripled in size since the advent of devolution and its reversal is a goal that Holyrood should “triumph not fear”, a new report has argued.
Published 10 October 2017